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Are some people more prone to getting fungal infection?

Are some people more prone to getting fungal infection?

Yes: People with immune system disorders, such as aids, are more prone to fungal infections. People on inhaled steroids may get thrush. And, infants tend to get skin fungal infections. ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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How does a person get a fungal infection?

How does a person get a fungal infection?

By catching one: An infection is a condition in which a germ enters your body and causes it harm. There are three main categories of germs: viruses, bacteria, and fungi. Fungi are full single cells that can join together into threads. If these enter your body, you can get a fungal infection. You get them by contact with someone who has a fungal infection or just fungus on their skin. ...Read more

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Why would someone be prone to fungal infections?

Why would someone be prone to fungal infections?

Fungal infections: Depends upon whether you are referring to skin (superficial dermatomycoses), or to systemic fungal infections. The latter are often managed by our fixed tissue immune mechanisms, and may suggest immune deficiency which needs aggressive evaluation. Go see an infectious disease expert and be examined and treated. Good luck. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get fungal infections?

Very common: Jock itch and athlete's foot are both fungal infections; both are very common. The deeper (and more serious) fungal infections are far less common in the US, but relatively common in tropical countries, particularly in areas where poverty and malnourishment are also common. ...Read more

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How can I deal with a body that is prone to fungal infections inside and out?

Broad topic: Please re-ask and be more specific about what you would like to know. For an in-depth discussion consider discussing with your medical provider or asking a provider on Healthtap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more

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Can I get fungal infection by sharing emory board?

Yes.: That is why it is illegal, in many states, for nail salons to reuse emery boards - they are required to throw them out after one use. Never use someone's used emery board. ...Read more

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What would you do to get rid of a fungal infection?

What would you do to get rid of a fungal infection?

Fungal infection: It depends where it is located and what type of fungus is causing the infection. There are both topical and systemic medications that can be used to cure a fungal infection. ...Read more

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How to get rid of fungal infection on feet? And its causes. Why it occurs?

How to get rid of fungal infection on feet? And its causes. Why it occurs?

Can be difficult: Need to confirm fungal infection as other types of rashes can appear similarly. Athletes foot can respond well to over the counter antifungal sprays/ointments. If severe, an oral antifungal could be necessary. Usually exposure to fungus and dark/moist environment is enough to produce infection in a healthy person. Some people (diabetics for example) may be prone. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How can I get rid of fungal infections on skin?

How can I get rid of fungal infections on skin?

There are: Topical anti-fungal creams that can be used. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a fungal infection on my nails?

Pills or creams: Oral antifungals work best. Creams and lacquers do not work very well. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of this rash from a fungal infection?

How can I get rid of this rash from a fungal infection?

Multiple ways: First you need to make sure it is a fungal rash, a dermatologist can take a scraping and examine it. They can also then prescribe adequate medications to treat the rash once a proper diagnosis is made. ...Read more

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Can I get rid of my foot fungal infection?

Can I get rid of my foot fungal infection?

Yes: See a podiatrist. Oral medication really help with foot fungus. Topical meds help as well but if the nails are infected then you will need something more than topicals. ...Read more

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Hello! I have fungal infection disease. I am taking tyza tablets to get rid of it but when I stopped taking it's start again.

Fungus: Hello! I have fungal infection disease. I am taking tyza tablets to get rid of it but when I stopped taking it's start again. ANS: need more information. Like where? Feet, pubic area, vagina, hair, nails, lungs?
Can get 2nd opinion from me. I am an Internist and can help clarify. ...Read more

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My son's possibly can have a fungal infection on their nails from cracking... what can I get or do to treat that? N they are toddlers 4 and 3

See pediatrician: Abnormality in the nails are not necessarily caused by a fungal infection. It's not that common in little kids. Have them see their doctor so he/she can determine what it is and recommend the correct treatment ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a fungal infection in between my toes?

See below: Clean with soap and water and apply a topical antifungal medication. ...Read more

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If we are on long term antibiotic course, we are prone to fungal infection? If yes then what's the reason behind this?

If we are on long term antibiotic course, we are prone to fungal infection? If yes then what's the reason behind this?

True.: Many places on the body (mucous membranes, skin) have bacteria and fungi living in competition with each other, keeping each other in check. If you kill off one type (with antibiotics) the other type will win and overgrow. ...Read more

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What the diff between an infection or fungal infection within the vagina? The drs on here say get checked for these but what is the diff between them?

What the diff between an infection or fungal infection within the vagina? The drs on here say get checked for these but what is the diff between them?

Causative agent: Fungal vaginal infections are usually due to a yeast-like fungus called candida albicans. Other vaginal infections may be due to bacterial pathogens of various types. The term vaginitis means inflammation of the vagina and it can be caused by different organisms. ...Read more

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Could people with asthma or allergies be more prone to fungal infections?

Could people with asthma or allergies be more prone to fungal infections?

Sometimes: People with asthma or allergies, who have mild symptoms and healthy immune systems probably are not more prone to fungal infections. Patients with lots of asthma/allergy symptoms, especially if they have weakened immune systems, can have problems with airborne fungi. Such patients may have worse symptoms when exposed to fungi such as aspergillus, blastomyces, or coccidioides. ...Read more

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Anyone know how can I get rid of fungal infections, athletes' foot, and the like?

Anyone know how can I get rid of fungal infections, athletes' foot, and the like?

Lamisil (terbinafine): Lamisil (terbinafine) at is a good antifungal to treat athlete's feet. Use it as directed on the label and most get good results. If you do this and the problem persists, you may need to see a podiatrist or dermatologist.

Keep in mind that because you cure an episode of athlete's foot you are not immune to reinfection. Keeping your feet clean and dry: using foot powders, rotating shoes, etc can reduce this. ...Read more

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I have before UTI (fungal infection). Me and my husband try to get pregnant over a year. But nothing. I want to know why?

I have before UTI (fungal infection). Me and my husband try to get pregnant over a year. But nothing. I want to know why?

See your doctor: In order to know more about why you and your husband have had difficulty getting pregnant, you need to have an evaluation by your ob/gyn doctor. There are many causes of difficulty getting pregnant and these need to be looked into before a cause can be determined. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use hydrogen peroxide cleansing to get rid of fungal infections?

Safe but will not...: You still need antifungal cream or medicine to get rid of fungal infection. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a fungal infection on toenail? Is there any proven home remedies?

How do you get rid of a fungal infection on toenail? Is there any proven home remedies?

Many ways...: Topical solutions, oral medications, laser treatments, surgical removal, homeopathic remedies, etc. The most used treatment is oral Lamisil (terbinafine) tablets once daily for 90 days. See a podiatrist for what may be best for your specific needs and expectations. Tea tree oil is one of the home remedies that has been shown to work and some have tried Vicks vaporub. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Dugan
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Fungal Infection (Definition)

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